Case Study

Office 365: The Basics

Much like its predecessors, Office 365 is quickly becoming one of the top ranking productivity and cloud storage solutions for businesses across the country and around the world. Office 365’s success could be attributed to its brand recognition. Microsoft Office Suite and its related products have been a trusted part of company management for decades and has developed a loyal following. If you’re considering switching to the cloud, Office 365 is likely on your list of service options. To help you come to the best decision, we’ve compiled information about Office 365 and its features.

At Least 27 GB Worth of Storage

If storage space is your main concern, you will be pleased to know, depending on the plan you use, you will receive a minimum of 27 GB on which to store your company’s data. When you sign up for Office 365’s services, you get a full 20 GB to use. Additionally, SkyDrive automatically gives each of its users seven GB of its service space. This package applies predominantly to those using Office 365’s Home Premium plan. If you choose the Business Premium plan, your space goes up to one full terabyte, allowing you a wealth of space and storage options.

You Get Complete Versatility

No matter what kind of device you’re using, Office 365 will function on it. Compatibility with every smart device is a core part of its programming, meaning you and your team members will be able to work on the go, regardless of your location. Furthermore, Office 365 is capable of running on operating systems besides Windows 7 and up. You can install the service on your Apple computer, albeit with a slight downgrade. Mac users will receive the complete Office 2011 suite with all its functionality.

All the Programs You Know and Love

Perhaps the best part of Office 365’s cloud computing IT solutions is you will receive Microsoft’s entire productivity suite in addition to storage space. This includes Access, Word, OneNote (unless you are a Mac user), Excel, Publisher, Outlook and Powerpoint. Users of the Business Premium will also receive additional services, such as Sway, a presentation tool designed just for businesses. While you will not be able to pick and choose which programs you want, you are sure to receive everything you can possibly use to grow your business. What’s more, you will get access to these programs and all of the above features for just $15.00 per user every month on a monthly basis, or $12.50 per user every month for a full year.

If you’re still undecided on whether Office 365 or another cloud service would be best for your company, we can help you make the decision. We offer IT and consulting services to our prospective customers and will do our best to help you. For more information on what we do, contact us.

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